Sara Reardon

Sara Reardon

Biomedical reporter at Nature

I'm a journalist covering biomedical news and policy for Nature magazine. Previously at Science and New Scientist.

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Biologists make first mouse model for MERS

Mice with human receptor for coronavirus provide a faster way to test vaccines....

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Bacterium can reverse autism-like behaviour in mice

Findings support idea that gut microbiome has a role in disorder....

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Charitable grants found lacking

Foundations increasingly fund biomedical research, but are reluctant to pay overhead costs....

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Project ranks billions of drug interactions predicts mechanisms through computation....

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HIV vaccine raised infection risk

Biological and lifestyle differences cannot fully explain infection spike among trial participants....

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United States to allow transplants of HIV-infected organs

’Positive-to-positive’ transplants would create new pool of donors for infected patients....

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Large NIH projects cut

Budget woes force institutes to scrutinize expensive, non-competitive programmes....

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United States to approve potent oral drugs for hepatitis C

Improved treatments offer hope for eradication of viral liver infection....

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NIH campus endures slow decay

Experiments suffer from lack of lab materials and staff during US government shutdown....

The Washington Post

Chopin's hallucinations may have been caused by epilepsy

Sara Reardon. ScienceNOW. Monday, January 31, 2011; 5:44 PM. In 1848, Polish composer and piano virtuoso Frederic Chopin was performing in Paris when ......

The Washington Post

Students who wrote about anxiety over math test did better than others in study

By Sara Reardon. ScienceNOW. Monday, January 24, 2011; 9:01 PM. Got worries about a test? Write them off. Your entire future depends on this exam....

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The Washington Post

Obama’s goal of mapping the human brain poses big challenges to scientists

Success of initiative will require finding noninvasive ways to record the firing of individual neurons....